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Pain In Left Shoulder After Eating
I had nissen fundoplication surgery about 10 years ago and the surgery was really successful; however, for the last several months I've had worsening pain in my left shoulder after eating - really severe pain - I'd say a 10 on a scale of 1-10. I've notice
Consult your surgeon: Highly like your Nissen has come undone and need to be revised ...Read more
Pain under left shoulder blade after eating for almost 4 months. Contrast ct clean 30 days after symptoms started. Get better when I eat less, ideas?
? stomach ulcer: This does not sound like an orthopaedic problem. It sounds more like an ulcer which may not have shown up on your CT. I would see your medical doctor. In the meantime you can take up to 40 mg of omeprazole per day to see if that helps and avoid acidic foods. ...Read more
See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases neck and shoulder pain could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more
See doctor now: See a doctor. It may be nothing or it may be a heart problem - do not delay. A man your age may be at high risk for the onset of heart disease. ...Read more
Painful AC joint.: It very likely can be a painful acromioclavicular joint. They can become arthritic as we age, and cause pain. ...Read more
Evaluation: A middle age male with chronic unilateral shoulder pain needs to be evaluated. The shoulder is an exceedingly complex mechanism with numerous soft tissues that, when injured, can each become generators of chronic pain. A hands-on evaluation by an osteopath would be useful. Until then, rest and heat are advised. Acupuncture and massage might help. ...Read more
I've had severe left shoulder pain for two years. It wakes me up at night. My arm pops and comes out of place. I've had no injury to the arm.
Left shoulder pain for weeks. No injury. Sharp, on&off, top of the shoulder. Doesn't always hurt w/ movement, and hurts when doing nothing. Thoughts?
Depending on your-: -age, this could be impingement. Some symptoms include trouble putting on a coat or blouse, fastening your bra, and a positive empty can sign. You extend your arm out in front of you, elbow extended & pretend that you're emptying a can rotating your arm as is emptying a can. In Wisconsin we call it the empty beer can sign. If not painful or if it is, see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I have dull pain in back and inside my left shoulder. Pain degree varies daily. What can this be?
Referred pain: There are several etiologies for back and shoulder pain. Cervical and thoracic degenerative or steno tic disease can refer pain to your shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries can cause muscle strain resulting in neck and back pain. I would recommend an evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
Left shoulder pain for no reason, been hurting for 2 weeks now. Is this major symptoms or concern?
How is function?:
If range of motion is good (arm goes all the way up in the air and all the way behind the back) and have not had a recent injury, I usually recommend nsaids under care of a pcp.
If your pain goes away completely that is great. If not you should be evaluated for something that may need more treatment. ...Read more
Your description is: Not sufficient to be able to provide a diagnosis over the internet. The combination of shoulder pain and abdominal pain is often a finding in serious intra-abdominal problems. You need to see a health care provider for an evaluation and testing as soon as possible. Don't delay. ...Read more
MRI: This can be causes by several diagnoses. I recommend being evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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